The social media accounts of a number of NFL groups and one belonging to the NFL have been hacked, the NFL stated in an announcement right now. Almost half of the groups within the league had their Twitter accounts hacked on Sunday and Monday, and the hacker group OurMine has taken accountability for the hacks, in response to the BBC.
Most of the hacked tweets promoted OurMine, asserting that the hacking collective is “again” and that “all the things is hackable.” NFL reporter Dov Kleiman collected many screenshots of the hacked pages in this Twitter thread.
The BBC experiences that Fb and Instagram accounts for some NFL groups have been hacked as effectively.
In an announcement to the BBC, Twitter stated it locked the hacked accounts as quickly as they have been made conscious of the problem. Most accounts seem like totally restored. The @OurM1ne Twitter account listed within the tweets from the hacked accounts has additionally been suspended.
Right here is the NFL’s full assertion on the state of affairs:
On Monday, the NFL Cybersecurity division turned conscious of a breach of a league-related social media account. Focused breaches and extra failed makes an attempt have been found throughout the league and workforce accounts. The NFL took speedy motion and directed the groups to safe their social media accounts and stop additional unauthorized entry. Concurrently, the league alerted the social media platform suppliers and, with their help, secured all league and membership accounts. We proceed to work diligently with the groups, which have resumed regular operations.
The NFL and groups are cooperating with its social media platform suppliers and legislation enforcement.
Previously, OurMine has taken credit score for hacking social media accounts owned by Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, Sundar Pichai, and HBO, although there hasn’t been a reported hack by the group since 2017. Yesterday, an individual who seems to be related to OurMine advised NBC Information that OurMine stopped work in 2017 “as a result of some points” and that the group is now again.